Monthly Archives: June 2010

Faye Phillips authors a new book

LSU Libraries Associate Dean Faye Phillips has written a new book, published by the History Press, titled The LSU Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens: A Living History. The 128 page book includes extensive biographies of Burden Family members, especially

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Kuyper-Rushing receives another grant

LSU Libraries congratulates Dr. Lois Kuyper-Rushing, Head of Music Resources in the LSU Libraries, for being awarded another research grant.  Kuyper-Rushing was awarded a 2010-2011 Faculty Research Grant by the LSU Office of Research and & Economic Development.  The grant

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Hold (Over) that tiger!

A portion of the exhibition “Campus Chronicle: 150 Years of LSU” has been held over through October 23, 2010. Items on display include images and materials related to LSU’s founding, the school’s military tradition, band history, student life, the Civil Rights movement,

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The Bobbin Boy

Special Collections recently acquired eight editions, dating from 1860 to about 1890, of The Bobbin Boy, or How Nat Got His Learning: An Example for Youth, by William M. Thayer. The Louisiana connection isn’t immediately obvious to modern readers, but

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Book discovered from library of a notorious “Bibliomane”

Bibliomania, an obsessive-compulsive disorder involving the collecting or hoarding of books, has taken many forms over the years. As early as 1809, the English bibliographer Thomas Frognall Dibdin published a book on the subject. In more recent years, Nicholas Basbanes’

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Read a wild western: Books about the American West

Howdy, pardners! LSU Libraries has some great summer reads about the American West. Whether you’re looking for a classic cowboy tale, a Native American perspective, or a great train robbery, LSU Libraries has the book for you. Come on by

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